Job Posting 101925

Disability Support Worker
WJS Canada
Northern Alberta
Bonnyville, Alberta
closing today (Tue, 23 Jul)
full time  •  $20.45 - $23.65 /Hour PLUS health & dental benefits with monthly premiums paid by employer

Job Type: Permanent, Full-Time
Location: Bonnyville, Alberta
Hours of Work Per Week: 40
Scheduled Days Each Week: Varies
Scheduled Hours: Scheduled hours will vary but may include days, evenings and weekends.

The Program
338-36 Bonnyville BLT House
WJS Canada's Community Living programs in Bonnyville support people with developmental disabilities in becoming active, empowered and involved in their community regardless of the challenges they face - developmental disabilities, acquired brain injury, FASD, autism, mental health concerns or dual diagnosis.

The Position
Community Disability Support Workers help persons-served achieve their goals by focusing on their unique abilities and overcoming challenges; ensuring physical, behavioural, emotional and social supports/supervision at the home and within the community.

In Your Role You Will
• Assist with day-to-day operation and maintenance of the community-based home (May include cooking, cleaning, etc.) and/or assisting the person in service with the completion of these tasks
• Participate and support planning as well as safe transportation of individuals to vocational, recreational, leisure activities and encourages opportunities for social interaction within communities.
• Assist and support individuals with developing and achieving personal goals.
• Ensure individuals basic needs are met, i.e., hygiene, personal care, life skills and socialization/building friendships.
• Complete job description available upon request

*** Prior to confirmation of employment all applicants must provide a current (dated within 6 months of hiring date) Criminal Record Check and Ministry Check. These checks can take up to 6 weeks to obtain, please ensure you prepare accordingly.

As An Ideal Candidate You Possess
• Previous experience supporting persons with developmental disabilities.
• Grade 12 Diploma
• Must have a valid Class 5 Driver License with clear driving abstract and reliable transportation
• A positive attitude and belief that persons with disabilities have the right / responsibility to define and pursue their life choices, and pursue active participation and involvement in the community.
• Skills in assisting individuals in anger management, daily living, self help, etc.
• First Aid/CPR Certification
• Crisis Prevention Intervention, Medication Administration, Abuse Protocol, Proactive Procedures and Behavioural Strategies, Foundations and Disabilities Training
• Knowledge of basic health and safety rules and guidelines for personal health and safety, as appropriate.

What WJS Canada does
We are a national social services agency, that provide community-based services to children and families, persons with developmental disabilities, at-risk youth and young offenders, designed to foster positive life changes and increase self-esteem. Over the past 30 years, we've grown to over 700 dedicated staff, in 3 provinces, who serve approximately 1,600 persons through over 125 services. As a Certified B-Corp, for-profit company, we use the power of business to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.

Our Employees Enjoy
• Employer-paid Dental & Extended Health benefits
• Regular wage increases at 6 months and 1 year employment.
• Matching RRSP plan for eligible employees
• Staff training and opportunities to learn/work in a wide array of programs.
• An empowering balance of independence and supervision.
• Best practices programming and innovative care.

No candidate will meet every single desired qualification. If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you! Please apply.

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